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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York, NY, USA .
Written in English


  • Somatotropin -- Physiological effect.,
  • Somatotropin -- Therapeutic use.,
  • Dwarfism, Pituitary.,
  • Somatotropin -- physiology.,
  • Somatotropin -- drug effects.,
  • Somatotropin -- therapeutic use.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Anders Juul and Jens O.L. Jørgensen.
ContributionsJuul, Anders., Jørgensen, Jens O. L.
LC ClassificationsQP572.S6 G764 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 377 p. :
Number of Pages377
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL793954M
ISBN 100521480078
LC Control Number95026596

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